Sprout AI has successfully filed a patent on its newest version of Sprout AI indoor vertical cultivation habitat technology. This new patent (Sprout AI V2) focuses on Sprout AI as a novel collection of systems. The emphasis is Sprout AI’s V2 ability to cultivate indoors using modular habitats on rolling racks that include dual plant and root zones to offer the maximum effectiveness of different environments for plant and root utilizing fogponics.
Fogponics uses a fraction of the water required by aquaponics, hydroponics, and aeroponic irrigation technologies, but has often been challenged in providing harmful excess heat to the plant root zone. Sprout AI V2 has designed a system that manages this excess heat, and when coupled with Sprout AI V2’s robust air sanitation and dehumidification technologies, it is able to produce more water than used, making Sprout AI V2 water neutral.
Sprout AI V2 is also designed to optimize power use, switching to green power sources, as well as utilizing existing power voltage and frequency to operate making it universal to set up and operate globally. Sprout AI’s V2 is a modular structure that can be stand-alone or based on vertical rolling racks, making the best use of cubic cultivation space. "Sprout AI’s software which measures and manages crops from seed or cutting through to harvest, enables maximum use of cubic space within confined, high price, city real estate locations," said Chris Bolton, CEO for Sprout AI.
“Sprout V2 marks a significant leap forward from our previous V1 Sprout AI systems and technology. Having learned from V1’s strengths and weaknesses, we’ve developed an entirely new way to transport nutrients to plant roots as well as measure, manage, analyze, and control plant batch development. Furthermore, Sprout V2’s ability to separate root zone from plant zone enables us to cultivate any plant that requires different root and plant environments, in terms of temperature, humidity, and light exposure. Imagine a root zone that is at 17C and a plant zone that is at 28C and optimized to reduce batch cycle time and increase batch yield.” Sprout AI will be releasing a White Paper on, or before, December 17th entitled 'Vertical Indoor Farming Segmentation' which explains how Sprout AI fits within this emerging sector.